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Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances - A Differential Diagnosis of Implementing Rules

by FordHarrison on

As most employers in the “Chicagoland” area are hopefully already aware, both Chicago and Cook County have enacted paid sick leave (PSL) ordinances that go into effect July 1, 2017. Although the two ordinances are remarkably...more

Major Headaches Coming for Chicago and Cook County Employers When Implementing Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

by FordHarrison on

As most employers in the “Chicagoland” area are hopefully already aware, both Chicago and Cook County have enacted paid sick leave (PSL) ordinances that go into effect July 1, 2017. Although the two ordinances are remarkably...more

Georgia Enacts New Family Care Act That Broadens Permissible Uses Of Paid Sick Leave

by Bryan Cave on

Although Georgia still lags behind states that mandate paid sick leave, certain Georgia employees will now be able to use some of some of their paid sick leave to care for a qualifying family member without fear of reprisal....more

Supreme Court Strikes Down Statute Banning Disparaging Trademarks

On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court in Matal v. Tam unanimously held that a portion of 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), the Lanham Act provision that prohibits the registration of trademarks that may “disparage . . . persons, living or...more

Arizona Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Update: Can We Use Our Old PTO System?

by Bryan Cave on

As Arizona employers prepare for the imminent July 1 effective date of Arizona’s first mandatory paid sick time law (The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”)), one of the questions that we get most frequently is,...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - June 2017

by Burr & Forman on

Given the prevalence of social media in our online culture, employers are forced to navigate the ever changing landscape of issues presented by the social media usage of their employees. Please see full E-Note below for...more

Arizona's Paid Sick Day Requirements - Effective July 1, 2017

by Dickinson Wright on

As you may be aware, Arizona’s new paid sick time law goes into effect on July 1, 2017. Under the new law A.R.S. §§ 23-371 to -375 (“Statute”), all employees, including full-time, part-time, exempt and non-exempt, are...more

Why Current PTO Policies Are Not Enough To Comply With Arizona Prop 206

by Jaburg Wilk on

On May 23, 2017, the Arizona Industrial Commission issued a new FAQ concerning Arizona’s new paid sick time law (the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act). The new FAQ attempts to address many of the issues that were not...more

Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law, Part I: Accrual and Usage Issues

Since passage last November of Proposition 206, Arizona’s new paid sick leave law, officially titled The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, employers have been scrambling to prepare for its implementation on July 1, 2017....more

Cook County Final Earned Sick Leave Rules

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

With the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance’s July 1, 2017 effective date around the corner, the Cook County Commission on Human Relations (“CCCHR”) approved its administrative rules on May 25, 2017. While we...more

Sick of It Yet? The DLSE Issued New Paid Sick Leave FAQs

Paid sick leave remains an epidemic that won’t quit. Since California enacted the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (Cal. Lab. Code § 245, et seq.) (“California Paid Sick Leave”), paid sick leave laws have...more

Minneapolis And Saint Paul Sick And Safe Leave Ordinances Effective July 1

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance and the Saint Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance will go into effect on July 1, 2017, as scheduled. On May 30, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the state...more

A Tale of Two Cities: The Demise of Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and the Durability of Philadelphia’s

Back in 2015, Pittsburgh enacted a paid sick leave ordinance, following a trend among cities throughout the country. Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave ordinance required employers with fifteen employees or more to provide up to...more

Summertime = Friday and Monday Flu Season

When I was in college, a lot of kids (not me — I clearly scheduled extra classes) would try to fix their schedule so they would not have class on a Friday or a Monday (or before 10 or after 4 or any time it was sunny and over...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXI: Grab Your First Aid Kit, Chicago Draft Sick Leave Rules Have Arrived

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After months of anticipation and without much notice, Chicago has published its long-awaited draft paid sick leave rules. The Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is set to become effective on...more

San Francisco Issues Guidance for the Application of the City’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

The City of San Francisco recently published new FAQs addressing provisions of its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (the “Ordinance”). The Ordinance, which went into effect on January 1, 2017 for employers with 50 or more...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXX: Pittsburgh Sick Time Law on Life Support After Appellate Court Decision

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 17, 2017, a panel of judges on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania struck a second blow to Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Days Act, leaving the Act’s future in serious jeopardy. ...more

California Labor Commissioner Issues New Guidance on Paid Sick Leave

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office recently issued new guidance regarding the application and administration of the state’s paid sick leave law. The new guidance addresses the interplay between the law and...more

U.S. House passes bill to substitute overtime pay with time off

by McAfee & Taft on

On May 2, 2017, the Executive Office of the President issued a statement supporting a new House bill, H.R. 1180. H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, proposes to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)...more

New Georgia Sick Leave Law Requires Employers to Allow Employees to Use Sick Leave to Care for Family Members

by Burr & Forman on

The Georgia state legislature passed, and on May 8th Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed, the Family Care Act. The act requires employers who already offer their employees paid sick leave, to use that paid sick leave to not...more

Employers Face Increased Risk Of FMLA Class Actions As Court Holds That FMLA Claims Are Appropriate For Class Certification Under...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A recent decision has added to the chorus of courts recognizing that FMLA class actions must be pursued under Rule 23 and are often appropriate for class certification. As a practical matter, this means...more

Breaking News-House Passes Comp Time Bill!!

by Ruder Ware on

Some Frequently Asked Questions for the Curious… The House passed a bill earlier this week that, if signed into law, would dramatically change private sector compensation in the United States. Interested? Keep reading....more

Private Sector Comp Time Bill Passes in U.S. House

As you may recall, we recently wrote about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, a new bill introduced in the United States Congress that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to give non-exempt private sector...more

As July 1 Effective Date Approaches, Cook County Issues Draft Regulations for Paid Sick Leave

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As we have previously reported, both Chicago and Cook County have passed paid sick leave laws that entitle covered employees to earn up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. Our previous alerts on these ordinances, provide...more

House Passes Private Sector “Comp Time” Bill, But Is It Practical For Employers?

In the private sector, the ability of employers to offer “comp time” for nonexempt employees—future time off as a reward for working extra hours, in lieu of overtime pay—is quite limited. To avoid having to pay for overtime...more

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